While Flacco came in at No. 90 on the top 100, there’s a case he could have come in higher. He’s led his team to the playoffs in each of his three seasons. In that time, Flacco has thrown 60 touchdowns, 34 interceptions and has an 87.9 passer rating.
Tell me how much different people perceive Matt Ryan, who, in the same amount of time, has thrown 66 touchdowns, 34 interceptions and has an 86.9 passer rating? Ryan is 0-2 in playoffs as compared to Flacco’s 4-3 postseason record. This past season, Flacco threw 25 touchdowns to just 10 interceptions. Even though those numbers compare favorably to Ryan’s 28 TDs and nine picks, try and find a fan who thinks the two quarterbacks are in the same class.
There seems to be rumors floating around that Flacco doesn’t do the extra work required to be great, something I find hard to believe after discussing his preparation with him a number of times.
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